Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Dream Day

Things to warm a genealogist’s heart, all happening within 24 hours: *telephone conversations with my good friends in Germany *sending a letter to a probable distant relative and eagerly waiting for a reply *posting a question to a family Facebook … Continue reading

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Not Part of My Ancestors’ Conversation

Overheard recently at a social gathering: One young sounding voice says, “I don’t think we’ve met.” The other woman is heard to say, “No, but we’re friends on Facebook.” I can say with certainty my ancestors did not have this … Continue reading

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Memories of Food for Thought

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” “If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?” These two signs, displayed in Park Cafe, Bridgewater, South Dakota, somehow summarized the wisdom of the day back in the 1960s.  Life was not … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back … With a Little Help from Genealogy

After a nasty bout with a spring virus, I’m on the mend. It’s also been, and continues to be, a busy genealogy week. And that may just be the tonic needed! The Story County Genealogical Society (SCGS) met Monday evening … Continue reading

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A Short Hiatus

A spring virus/bug/whatever has crept up on me, so I am taking a short interlude to recover.   All I can think of is, “my ancestors did not have the cough syrup and pain relievers we have today. ”  And that … Continue reading

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Lots of Lohrs

In tracing my husband’s ancestral line, the biggest challenge was to identify the town of origin of Mathias Löhr, the immigrant ancestor from Germany. The task was not made easier by the fairly common surname. Oh, to be blessed with … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Spring

Ah, spring! My very favorite time of year. Longer hours of daylight, milder weather, and new growth … what’s not to like? Coupled with spring, for many Christian religions, is the forty-day penitential season of Lent, a preparation for Easter. … Continue reading

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